On This Day

What Happened in February 1773

Historical Events

  • Feb 26 Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Philadelphia) (1st solitary)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek, composer

Person of interestWilliam Henry Harrison

Feb 9 William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (Whig: March 4-April 4, 1841), born in Charles City, Virginia (d. 1841)

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Feb 22 Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish (court)painter

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 20 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, dies at 71